A Real World compilation album from 1995 featuring 3 tracks by Simon Jeffes:
Chinese Canon, Yodel 3 and Cage Dead (Word Version).
a 45 second piece on Morgan
Fisher's album Miniatures.
UK: Cherry Red
A Pythagorean Roll
Twenty years after the first Miniatures album Cherry Red have released
the follow up Miniatures
2. This features this track by The Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
UK: Cherry Red
Oskar und Leni
Original sound track. No new recordings (as far as I know). Additional information
can be found at In-Akustic,
but you'll need to be able to speak German.
Annie Whitehead with the Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
This is listed on AB-CD. The album is priced
at $25.97 - no other information is listed.
I've had more emails about this film than about anything else...
This 1986 film, written by David Parker and directed by Nadia
Tass features PCO music on the soundtrack. As far as I know most of the pieces
are taken from the album Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
Further information can be found on the Internet
Movie Database. Including a link to Amazon where you can buy a copy.
Music for a found Harmonium
This is probably the most covered PCO tune. In addition to the versions
by Patrick Street and The Orb that can be found on Preludes,
Airs & Yodels there is also a version by Sharon Shannon. Sharon
is a traditional button accordeon player from the west of Ireland. The
track is on her 1991 epynomously titles debut album on the Grapevine Labe
Greenslade - Cactus Choir
Simon Jeffes is credited on this 1976 album for arranging the orchestra
on the track Finale.
UK: Warner Bros. LP K56306 (WS4733)
- I can see your house from here
Simon Jeffes is credited on this 1979 album for arranging and conducting
the orchestra on a track entitled Survival.
UK: Decca/Gamma LP TXS - R 137
Quantum Jump - Barracuda
This was Quantum Jump's second album. Geoffrey Richardson is listed as
a band member and Simon Jeffes has the following credits:
"The Penguin Cafe String Ensemble ("A" Stream) lead by Gavin
Wright and Helen Liebmann. Quartet arrangements written and conducted by Simon
Jeffes". "The provocative 'impressionist' interpretation of Jeffes immortal
sketch "Man Conducting String Quartet" was enacted by the author".
Further details can be found on the Rupert
I have recently received the following information from David MacIver:
I visited your site. Simon was a close friend. On the
PCO Genesis page, you miss the work that Simon did with Rupert Hine and
myself in 1971, 72 and 73. In 71, he was an integral part of our album
"Pick up a Bone" playing guitar on all the tracks and arranging one of
them. In 72, he again played guitar on all tracks of "Unfinished Picture"
and arranged several of the tracks, including "Anvils in Five" which was
his first ever recorded orchestral arrangement. In 1973, he arranged the
orchestra on "Love"s Bringing Me Down" which was written by Rupert and
myself and featured on the Yvonne Elliman album, "Food of Love". Each
of the above albums is available on CD. More information, including a
description of how Simon, Rupert and myself worked together in those days
can be found at the Rupert
Hine web page, "Tamboo".
Sid Vicious - My Way
I kid you not! Simon Jeffes arranged the orchestra on this single.
Details of Annie's solo records and up and coming gigs. The site also has
links all things trombone.
The site is hosted at Positive
Rough Guide to Rock
The Rough Guide to Rock's entry for the Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
Another site hosted by Positive
Earth. Lots of links to other bands Ian has been involved with.
Richard Philpott (Zooid
Music by The Penguin Cafe was used in the soundtrack for Spirit of Albion.